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A Weekend for Superheroes!

It’s yet another long weekend in Malaysia and Penang has decided to lengthen the Merdeka Day holiday mood by maximising the good times. With the Justice League Run happening on 30 Aug at Penang’s Esplanade, there will be plenty of things to do and see for entertainment for all ages.  

So, here’s a tip: To enjoy and qualify for the below promotions, put on either one of the five DC Comics’ Justice League superheroes of Superman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman or Green Lantern, from 27 August onwards. Also, be warned that extreme fun is allowed and there’s a big chance you’ll bump into your favourite DC’s Justice League hero.

Gutsy, heroic fun spills over to the chic, spacious Gurney Paragon Mall on Gurney Drive. The lively mirth kick-starts on 27 August with an exhibition, a cosplay showcase and shopping promotions. Best part is, the mall authorities have even thrown in a special parking rate for superheroes. Quite a lot of action centres around the atrium area of the mall which is on the ground floor.

Calling All Superheroes, Come On Over for Treats
Superheroes, collect your race entry pack between 27 and 29 August from 12pm to 8pm at St. Jo’s on level 1 of the mall. For shoppers, get special promotions by cosplaying or wearing logos or characters of any of the five DC Comics Superheroes of Superman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman at the mall’s participating outlets from 27 to 31 August.
Click here for details and participating outlets.

There’s more, spend RM350 on a maximum of two receipts at the mall to receive a complimentary DC Justice League tumbler. Bank Simpanan Nasional cardholders will only need to spend a minimum of RM100 on their debit or credit card for this privilege. This Card Acquisition and Spending Campaign by BSN starts on 27 to 31 August.

See What’s On Show at Gurney Paragon Mall
For those who have participated in the DC Comics Paper Model Challenge, the top 100 entries will be exhibited in The One Academy Paper Model Exhibition from 27 to 31 August at the mall’s atrium throughout its opening hours. Right where this exhibition is held, don’t miss out the chance for selfies and photo-ops at the Penang Amazing World Studios Trick Art Display. During this time, there is also a DC Comics Collectibles Exhibition on at the atrium.

More opportunities for photo-ops with your favourite DC Comics superheroes can be had during DC Comics Superheroes Cosplay Showcase on 30 August at the atrium of the mall. These superheroes will be ‘flying’ in at these times:
2.00pm - DC Cosplay Showcase 1
2.15pm - Photo Session / Meet & Greet
3.00pm - Session ends
4.30pm - DC Cosplay Showcase 2
4.45pm - Photo Session / Meet & Greet
5.30pm - Session ends

An interesting and unique wayang kulit of DC Comics superheroes will be on from 29 to 31 August. This DC Comics Wayang Kulit Exhibition is held at the atrium area of the mall throughout its opening hours.

Park and Ride
Even superheroes need a ride sometimes and here’s how to avoid traffic congestion and parking headache at the Esplanade which is the venue for Justice League Run Penang. We really want you to sit back and enjoy the ride, as well as the promotions, superheroes.

So, runners can enjoy a special rate at Gurney Paragon Mall’s multi-storey parking for eight hours from 5am to 1pm on 30 August at a flat rate of RM4. Normal parking rates will apply after 1pm though. Remember to validate your parking ticket at the Card Service Lounge on level 6 and bring along your race bib for identification and to qualify for this offer.

Once safely parked on 30 August, jump onto the free shuttle service available only for runners from Gurney Paragon Mall to SMK Convent Light Street at 5.30am – 6.30am and from SMK Convent Light Street back to the mall at 10.30am – 1.30pm.

For those who aren’t runners, there’s a terrific promo from Penang’s Hop-On Hop-Off buses. You get to enjoy 15 per cent discount on HOHO’s 24-hour tickets from 27 to 31 August. This offer is open to everyone. All you have to do is cosplay or wear logos/characters of either Superman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern or Wonder Woman when purchasing your tickets.

All details are accurate at the time of writing.